Wednesday, January 13, 2010

An earthquake has struck Haiti…

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti yesterday.

There are reports of widespread destruction and loss of life.

To help – MSNBC.com has a list of organizations providing relief that you can donate to.

If you are searching for information as a relative, the State Department has set up a toll free phone number 1-888-407-4747 (note – you may get a recording due to the large volume of calls.)

Please post links to additional resources and aide organizations in the comments.

8 comments:

ATT said...

Here's a link to some organizations working on helping Haiti.

http://myqotd.com/help-for-haiti/

ImTheMarigold said...

http://www.pih.org/inforesources/news/Haiti_Earthquake.html

Partners In Health, they are an amazing group. Please donate.

Shark-fu said...

Images and information on Haiti...
http://likeawhisper.wordpress.com/2010/01/13/earthquake-hits-haiti-places-to-donate/

Jaelithe said...

Meds and Food for Kids (http://mfkhaiti.org/) is on the MSNBC list you linked, but I wanted to mention for your St. Louis readers that the Meds and Food for Kids founder, Dr. Patricia Wolff, is from St. Louis, and a lot of Washington University doctors and students have volunteered for the organization. They have been helping starving kids in Haiti for years and I'm sure their infrastructure must have taken a big hit. So if you want to donate to a local organization that helps out in Haiti, I would recommend them.

wanda said...

www.yele.org --> Wyclef Jean's organization; 100% donations go to Haiti.

Erika said...

I've heard good things about the Lambi Fund of Haiti, which partners long-term with Haitians for community development projects. Their site is www.lambifund.org.

Mae said...

Partners in Health has long been involved in providing health care to the poor in Haiti. http://www.pih.org/home.html They already have systems in place and are in need of money and medical professionals to assist at their hospitals in Haiti.

Reggie said...

It's absolutely a tragedy. All of us capable of doing so, should donate something to the cause.